Outstanding Speaker line-up at the Data, Digital and Talent Forum Leading local and international

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Outstanding Speaker line-up at the Data, Digital and Talent Forum Leading local and international

Leading local and international Thought Leaders in the Digital and Data space will join forces on 22 May at the ClarkHouse Data, Digital and Talent Forum. There is an outstanding line-up of speakers confirmed, can you afford to miss it?

Outstanding Speaker line-up at the Data, Digital and Talent Forum Leading local and international

Nwabisa Piki – Master of Ceremonies

Nwabisa is an accomplished and reputable investor relations and corporate affairs leader with more than 9 years broad-based experience in financial services, petrochemical and telecommunications. She has more than 5 years executive level practice of promoting the understanding of company performance and prospects to the financial capital markets and representing large complex corporates in communicating with the global investment community.

Valter Adao – “The Future of Work: Integrating Digital and Data

Valter Adão is recognised as an expert in the fields of disruptive innovation, business re-imagination and emerging technologies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, where he does most of his work.

He is deeply passionate about the use of emerging technologies at scale, to “do-good” in society by creating sustainable economic opportunity, prosperity, and dignity for all; especially the poor populations of emerging markets and specifically those of his home continent, Africa. Valter is Deloitte Africa’s Chief Digital and Innovation Officer and a member of the firm’s Global Innovation Executive, and recently elected onto Deloitte’s Global Digital Transformation leadership. He was the founding and managing Director of Monitor Deloitte, Deloitte’s premier strategy, innovation, analytics and economics practice; and led Deloitte Digital from a fledging Digital start-up into a leading Digital Transformation practice in EMEA.

Lee Naik - “Purpose Driven Digital” Using Data for good.

Lee is the CEO of TransUnion Africa where he leads a portfolio of businesses that help organisations make more informed decisions and consumers manage their personal information to lead to a higher quality of life.

He is recognised as one of South Africa’s leading digital and technology transformation experts and was named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology.

Prior to his current role, Lee was the Managing Director of Accenture Digital in Africa.

Stan Slap – “Cultural issues for consideration when Digitising’

Stan Slap is a renowned thought leader in how to achieve maximum commitment from manager, employee and customer cultures. He wrote the New York Times, Wall St. Journal and USA Today bestselling books on business culture, and he is the CEO of the international consulting company called, by a remarkable coincidence, SLAP. Stan’s work has achieved legendary metrics impact for many of the world’s most demanding organizations, from GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, MICROSOFT, TIME WARNER and HSBC to the IRS and the  GOVERNMENT OF NORTHERN IRELAND. Some  examples  on the employee culture side include transforming HEWLETT PACKARD’s $12b North America channel business from what then-CEO Mark Hurd famously called “the worst organization in the entire company” to what he then declared as “the best organization in the entire company,” creating the highest rated management development process in ORACLE’s history; jumping RACKSPACE from #77 to #19 on the Fortune Best Companies to Work For list, which is the biggest leap ever by any company; and being the only resource that GLASSDOOR.COM recommends to clients who need to improve their cultural rating.


Manoj Chiba

Manoj Chiba is a management professional with over 10 years of senior management experience.  He is currently the principal consultant and data analyst specialist for ATBM Advisory.  His passion is driving the triple bottom line through evidence-based research and some of the work includes price-setting strategies, market share analysis and strategic input. He also has a strong passion for education at the grass-roots level and assisting in solving youth unemployment in South Africa. Manoj lectures MBA students at GIBS on analytical tools and techniques and supervises MBA projects.  He is currently studying towards his DBA (GIBS).

Celiwe Ross

Celiwe joined Old Mutual in May 2017. Prior to her appointment as Human Capital Director, she was Chief of Staff in the office of the CEO where she gained a deep understanding of Old Mutual’s operations and the relevant executive priorities. Whilst Celiwe’s career started in the mining industry with BHP Billiton, the bulk of Celiwe’s professional experience is an as investment banker where she has held senior investment banking roles within the Standard Bank Group in South Africa, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, covering the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors. Prior to joining Old Mutual, Celiwe spent two years with global search and leadership advisory firm, Egon Zehnder, leading the financial services practice across the African continent. Celiwe’s many remarkable achievements include graduating as the first black female mining engineer in South Africa, and being recognised as one of the top 100 final year students in the country, having taken part in the Brightest Young Minds conference. In 2016, she was recognised as Gauteng’s Businesswoman of the Year in the Corporate Sector by the Businesswomen’s Association.  She holds a BSc Mining Engineering degree from the University of the Witwatersrand as well as an MBA from the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business.

Sean Doherty  

Sean is the Head New Business Innovation & Ventures at CIB Digital, Standard Bank. He is a Digital and Financial Innovator; Husband and father; Runner, Trying to make a positive difference.

Roy Clark

Roy Clark is a passionate Human Capital Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Moderator and Entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience in Human Capital and Leadership Coaching. Roy is the founder and Managing Director of ClarkHouse Human Capital, a bespoke Human Capital and Talent agency servicing blue-chip organisations in Africa.

Roy specialises in assisting businesses transform their Human Capital Methodologies and has featured on Cliff Central (Future CEO’s) and Classic FM Business. He has moderated sessions at annual CFO South Africa Awards ceremonies as well as at the Global CFO Conference. Roy had the opportunity to present with Justice Malala at the Compliance Institute of South Africa’s Cape Town and Johannesburg conferences on The Future of Compliance in Organisations.

Dawn Ermes

Dawn has over 15 years’ experience in Telecoms and IT. Her love of people and ability to relate to their needs has made her an indispensable asset to ClarkHouse Human Capital.With 20 years of Human Capital and talent placement experience, Dawn believes that the key to successful placements is understanding the unique personalities and quirks of candidates. Matching personalities to not only the organisational culture of organisations, but to sub-cultures within departments is imperative to a dynamic and health corporate relationship.

Dawn specialises in talent placement in the Digital, IT, Data and Emerging Technology space. Over the past 15 years, Dawn has seen the industry transform. She believes that the biggest shift in the industry has been caused by the dynamic requirements of Digital and Data candidates.

Join South Africa's C-Suite and top executives at the Data, Digital and Talent Forum on 22 May. Join Lee Naik, Nwabisa Piki, Manoj Chiba, Valter Adao, Sean Doherty and Celiwe Ross as we unpack, barriers and explore the future of the industry.

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